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Somewhere along the way, the Black Keys sneakily became one of the weirdest bands of the 21st century. Not stylistically, of course — and that’s where a whole lot of the weirdness is rooted. There are still famous rock bands in 2015, but the topic of their decreased relevance is by now its own cliché. More »

Just setting a festival in Barcelona means you don’t really have to try as hard. Who doesn’t feel like going to Spain for a festival overlooking the water? Bonnaroo is probably my favorite festival, and while Nashville is cool and the Farm is a special setting, it’s not exactly the allure of Tennessee that has… More »

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

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Some Strokes, Black Keys, Johnny Depp, Ke$ha & More Pay Tribute To Tom Petty @ El Rey, Los Angeles 11/14/12

"This is a lot of Alpha energy to wrangle," Guster's Ryan Miller said in testament to Alex Levy and the Cabin Down Below Band's work…
Amrit Singh | November 15, 2012 - 3:09 pm

The Black Keys – “Sister” Video

Its YouTube description says that it might be a fan-created video, but the glossy new clip for the Black Keys' El Camino stomper "Sister" looks…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2012 - 10:35 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Nice job this week, video directors! There were definitely too many good videos this week. I don't know how I didn't manage to find room…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2012 - 3:43 pm

The Black Keys & RZA – “The Baddest Man Alive” Video

In the video for "The Baddest Man Alive," their track from the soundtrack to The Man With The Iron Fists, the Black Keys and RZA…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2012 - 12:35 pm

The Black Keys & RZA – “The Baddest Man Alive”

BlackRoc back! Here's the Black Keys' and RZA's team-up for RZA's forthcoming The Man With The Iron Fists -- a soundtrack from which we've already…
Corban Goble | October 11, 2012 - 12:54 pm

The Black Keys, Tegan And Sara @ Valley View Casino Center, San Diego 10/4/12

The Black Keys have ascended from playing the Hollywood Palladium to top billing at Coachella and filling up arenas behind their album El Camino. Culling mostly…
Andrew Youssef | October 5, 2012 - 4:20 pm

The Black Keys – “Little Black Submarines” Video

The Black Keys had originally intended the video for their El Camino burner "Little Black Submarines" to be some sort of narrative. But that video…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2012 - 11:53 am

The Black Keys – “I Got Mine (Tobacco Remix)”

Way the hell back in 2008, Black Moth Super Rainbow member Tobacco remixed the Black Keys stomper "I Got Mine," giving it a stuttering psych-rap…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2012 - 12:04 pm

Pizza Hut, Home Depot Deny Ripping Off Black Keys

The latest dispatch in the latest saga of Artists We Cover vs. the Madison Ave. music supervisors/sound houses that may be illegally jacking their style…
Amrit Singh | August 20, 2012 - 10:54 am

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo’s Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week.
Scott Lapatine | August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Lollapalooza 2012: M83, Passion Pit, Black Sabbath, & More

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Saturday's recap and photos, click here. Friday's recap below... 12:00 p.m. @ The
Liz Pelly | August 4, 2012 - 2:49 pm

Bettye LaVette – “I’m Not The One” (Black Keys Cover)

Soul singer Bettye LaVette will release a new album of covers this fall featuring renditions of songs by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, K.D. Lang and…
Corban Goble | June 26, 2012 - 5:32 pm

Black Keys Sue Pizza Hut, Home Depot

A little while back, we posted a Pizza Hut commercial that was soundtracked by what seemed to be a knockoff of Black Keys' "Gold On
Corban Goble | June 22, 2012 - 3:07 pm

Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Calls Van Halen “Fucking Retarded”

The Black Keys' Patrick Carney recently did a Q&A with Rolling Stone, and naturally, he took some shots at a popular rock band, as he…
Corban Goble | June 22, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Watch Black Keys Cameo On Workaholics

Last night, the Black Keys appeared on the Comedy Central series Workaholics as “two dudes with bodacious ponytails” sitting in a courtroom. You can stream…
Corban Goble | June 20, 2012 - 9:37 am

Johnny Depp’s 8 Most Notable Rock Collaborations

[Please welcome Michael Nelson to the Stereogum News Desk! Michael has served as the Editor-In-Chief of Long Island Press and Invisible Oranges, and you can
Michael Nelson | June 4, 2012 - 6:17 pm

Watch Johnny Depp Join The Black Keys At The 2012 MTV Movie Awards

Last night's MTV Movie Awards yielded, among other things, a musical performance by the Black Keys that featured Johnny Depp accompaniment on guitar. Sure, kind…
Corban Goble | June 4, 2012 - 8:50 am

Iggy Pop & Ginger Baker Cover The Black Keys

Usually, younger bands are supposed to pay tribute to older, legendary, seminal-type bands, often by covering their songs on tribute albums. That's just how it…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2012 - 10:13 am

The Black Keys – “Gold On The Ceiling” Video (Dir. Harmony Korine)

The Black Keys' "Gold On The Ceiling" is probably the most unstoppable rock anthem on their new album El Camino, and it already had a
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2012 - 8:38 am

Does This Pizza Hut Commercial Rip Off Black Keys?

Anytime you have to ask a question like the one in this headline, the answer is usually a big and obvious "yes." This time around,…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2012 - 10:06 am